Monday, 25 July 2016

in the news

when Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine was recently interviewed about what was happening at the Jumpers & Jazz festival on the TV news, the 50 years of Flower Power piece certainly made a colourful backdrop

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Our collaborative artwork again on display...

Yesterday we installed the 50 Years of Flower Power collaborative freeform piece in the Warwick Art Gallery, where it will be on display in the entrance foyer until 11th September, 2016.

The artwork has been tweaked somewhat.  Last week I spent a couple of days unobtrusively stabilizing some of looser work.  With so many previous showings, and because of the overall weight of the piece, a few sections become quite stretchy.   I also reassembled the hanging to fit the length of the gallery wall which, at 7m in length, was quite a few metres shorter than the original piece had grown to become.

To best fit in as much as possible, some of the scrumbles have now moved position, changing ends or travelling to the top of the piece to increase its height...but rest assured that any scrumbles that didn't actually make it into this reincarnation will still be seen by heaps of people, as I'm now joining those pieces together in a totally new configuration, and they will be used to yarnbomb one of the trees just outside the art gallery during the town's annual Jumpers & Jazz Festival, which runs from July 21-31.

I'll be heading up that way again then, for workshops and for the festival opening, so I'll add more photos to the blog towards the end of the month.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

from the exhibition in Auckland

At the Stitches & Craft Show in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday...Debbie McDonald and her friend Cherie find the scrumble that was contributed by Debbie's mum Gloria Burns

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

next week, New Zealand

I'm really looking forward to displaying our '50 years of flower power' piece in Auckland, New Zealand, next week.

It's taking just a quick trip...and it will be on show for 3 days only (April 28-30) at the new Stitches & Craft Show at the ASB Showgrounds. 

I hope that lots of Kiwi crafters will enjoy seeing it there.  

Many thanks to the show organizers for shipping it over (and then back to Aust. again, where it will be on display next at the S&C show in Adelaide the following week).

I'll aim to get a few more photos then, but in the meantime here are a few  closeups that were taken at one of the other showings last year.



Thursday, 17 March 2016

on display again...

From today until Sunday the Flower Power collaborative freeform crochet artwork is on display once again, this time at the Brisbane Stitches & Craft Show at the Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane, Qld., Australia.

Nobody who comes to the show is going to miss will be the first thing visitors will see when they come in the door.  

This photo taken last night, after it was hung.  I'll post a few more photos later, once the crowd arrives.

Next month it is going to travel to two other S&C shows too; first to the one in Auckland, New Zealand, and then it will fly back across the Tasman Sea in time for the show in Adelaide.

After that, it will be on display in a regional Queensland gallery for a couple of the Warwick Art Gallery, at a time that will coincide with the town's annual 'Jumpers & Jazz in July' festival.

...and if you would like to join me in creating something for a bit of collaborative yarn bombing, I'll be overseeing the making of some freeform crochet (and knit) jumpers (sweaters) to decorate a couple of the trees around Warwick when the festival is on.  All the details of what to create and where to send your piece at and you can read more about the yarnbombing at 'Jumpers & Jazz in July' at!yarnbombing/c1se